Gender Parity in 8th AFA Cohort

Angel Fair Africa
3 min readSep 28, 2020

The selected Africa tech ventures to pitch at the 8th Angel Fair Africa (AFA) have a 50/50 gender balance. They are: From Senegal Bayseddo led by Mamadou Sall and Kalpay, led by Ibrahima Kane; AgroInnova led by Moses Mallaghan and Adi&Bolga led by Bola Oladeji both from Ghana; Kladika led by Muthoni Mwangi and Gift Pesa led by Pamela Muriuki both from Kenya; from South Africa Ejoobi led by Simangele Mphahlele and Kweza led by Ropafadzo Musvaire; Curacel led by Henry Mascot from Nigeria and Dothan Group led by Fabrice Koffi from Ivory Coast.

Ian Ziddah, Partner, Chanzo Capital, commented; “the gender parity in our cohort is a testament to the exceptional rigor of our partners and the commitment to ensure fair representation of the best in class early stage ventures across the African continent who have exhibited resilience during the pandemic.”

These entrepreneurial businesses have been selected from leading partners such as Google, Impact Hub Dakar, CTIC Dakar, MEST Africa, StartupBootcamp Africa, Viable, Adei Institute and iHub.

The cohort would now go through a one-month virtual training program in October to facilitate their preparation for the AFA event on 5th November 2020. Hafi Barry who is country lead for this year’s AFA said “the sessions would run weekly with three segments theory, practical and assignments delivered by outstanding mentors and partners who have expertise and experience in the areas to be covered”. From storytelling to marketing, finance, legal, IP, management and engaging investors; the entrepreneurs would sharpen their skills and be investor ready. The focus of this year’s event is: “The bold new normal in the new normal” with a caveat of doing deals in a virtual environment.


EDITOR’S NOTES is a simple and secure agricultural investment platform. is a claims and fraud detection platform for African insurers. works with organizations to help them efficiently meet their hiring needs. is a mobile application that allows you to pay for all types of goods and services using QR code. uses technology to provide virtual skincare consultations and accurate personalized product recommendations to consumers. is an application product of the Dothan Group for accounting designed for the African informal sector. is an enterprise mobile and web-based management system that enables poultry farmers to record, monitor, and track their operations in real-time. brings the power of collective buying to informal retailers (Spaza shops) so they can source stock conveniently. is a gift management platform that provides freedom of choice to people and corporates in gifting. Giftpesa enable people and businesses to operate efficiently by automating the entire gifting process. is a tech-enabled retail company that focuses on fashion, starting with a multi-channel aggregated platform giving local fashion retailers and designers a chance to use the platform to sell their products.

Angel Fair Africa (AFA) is an event that brings together accelerators, incubators and emerging businesses from across the African continent and investors to do deals. Contact —




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